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Photo of a road

Types of paths

Ways to get from A to B.

Photo of a freeway

Fis forFreeway

A freeway is a very large road that can fit a lot of cars on it at the same time. Freeways are meant to be driven on quite fast.
Photo of a lane

Lis forLane

A lane is a narrow street. Sometimes lanes run behind houses and there are only back doors opening onto the lane, not front doors.
Photo of a winding path.

Pis forPath

A path is a small road that connects two places. Paths are usually for people or animals, not large vehicles. In math, a path is simply a way to connect two points, not necessarily in a straight line.

Ris forRailroad

A railroad is made from two rails laid parallel to each other. The rails are usually fixed to wooden or concrete sleepers. Railroads are especially made for trains to travel along.
Photo of a railroad
A railway track is another name for a railroad.
Photo of a road

Ris forRoad

A road is a long, flat, hard place that vehicles like cars and trucks drive on. Roads connect towns and cities to one another. Roads can be thousands of kilometers long, and be made of hard asphalt, concrete, or just dirt.

Sis forSidewalk

A sidewalk, also called a footpath or sometimes a pavement, is a place for people to walk. Sidewalks are usually a thin strip of concrete between people's houses or shops and the road. Cars are not allowed to drive on the sidewalk.
Photo of a narrow street

Sis forStreet

A street, or road in a city or town is a place that people live on, or that has shops on. There are buildings on either side of the street and people walk or drive on the street. A very narrow street like the one in the picture is sometimes called a lane.
Photo of a track through scrub

Tis forTrack

A track is an unsealed path made by animals, people or vehicles.

Tis forTrail

A trail is a path marked out in some way. The photo is of a trail of rose petals.